Preparation and Readiness Instruction
February 28, 2014
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It has become a concern to some….
There are a growing number of people
in our society becoming increasingly concerned with the direction of
our country, as well as the consequences of decisions being made by
our current government. I count myself as one of those people. It
follows that I want to be more prepared than most. A lot more
prepared. Though I have faith in our country, I have a duty to
myself, my family and my friends.
The purpose of this exercise is
to point out different possible situations that could cause us harm,
how quickly they can become serious to the point of our health,
wealth or even life, and how by taking some simple precautions and
being prepared we can protect ourselves and our loved ones. I do not
believe our illustrious government will be of much help.
Each situation will have unique
problems and solutions for each of us. There are different types of
disasters: Hurricane, Tornado, Blizzard, Terrorist attack, Financial
collapse, EMP Attack/Electrical Grid collapse, Pandemic, Social
upheaval, and many more. Being stranded in a disabled vehicle during
a snow storm can be disaster if you have no preparation or
forethought. It’s my hope that this work will make you more aware,
and motivated to be responsibly prepared. I also hope to show some
of the resources and skills needed to endure and succeed.
The reasons for my commitment to this
project follow. You should ask yourself what your reasons are. If
you have no reason to prepare for any of this, you’re wasting your
Protection of myself, my immediate
family and friends against what appears to be a future of
“unreasonable uncertainty”, given the current economic and
political climate both here and abroad.
Good planning just makes good
sense. The Boy Scouts’ motto: Be prepared. We’ve been teaching
our children this for over 100 years. Why in God’s name can’t
we take our own advice?
If the S really does HTF, it’s
going to get real ugly, real fast. There are bad guys out there
even in good times. If times get rough, it will be far better to
stay several steps ahead of the maelstrom.
Projected image of our group is
extremely important and should be given some thought. An
extremist image will not help? Depends on who you’re trying to
enlist support from and wish to help… I’m open to discussion on
this topic. Who would you announce your intentions to? Who would
you help, or ask to participate? I am of the mind that you might not
want to announce to your neighbors that you’ll be storing
provisions or preparing for anything. I look to seek out like minded
folks who demonstrate integrity in their character and responsibility
in being a prepared adult.
Cooperation – No one can do it alone. Rather than promise to come
to the rescue of one another, let’s support and guide each other in
our individual situations and responsibilities now, so we’ll
all be better prepared for the future.
First Goal: Education of
fellow members. This is certainly not a one size fits all topic. It
is our collective responsibility to find out what EACH OF US doesn’t
know in the way of knowledge, and EACH OF US doesn’t have in the
way of resources, so we’re all better prepared as a group and able
to guide and help one another if calamity does strike one or all.
Second Goal: Organize.
Individuals/Families – Local Groups – County – State –
Regional – National. We are the adults in the room. We need
someone(s) to act like adults. That person is you and me. The only
hope we have is by being organized.
*The First Thing everyone should
have: A ‘Go’ bag. Go to the FEMA website. They tell
you not expect help in the event of a disaster for at least 72 hours.
Those familiar with hurricane Katrina know that the actual time is
much more than that. To not have sufficient supplies to sustain you
and those in your care for at least 72 hours is not only foolish, but
You must have in this bag:
at least 1 qt. per person if possible.
Some sort of food. MRE’s,
Energy bars, (It could something as simple as peppermint rock candy,
but you need to have something).
A change of clothes.
lighter and waterproof matches.
There are a host of other things that you could
or should have in your bag as well, such as a multi-tool knife set
(Leatherman), a canteen with cup and cover (to store found water) a
candle, Mess kit, emergency blanket(s), 5’ x 7’ tarp, Para-cord
etc. Everyone should research this and decide what you’ll need, as
well as what you’ll be able to use and carry. It needs to be
light enough to carry and functional enough to match your skill sets,
so your choices are critical.
14 basic needs,
i.e. “Stuff”: Food – Water – Shelter – Light
– Heating/Cooling – Air – Sleep – Hygiene/Sanitation
– are necessary for survival, while - Medical/First
Aid – Communication – Financial Preparedness – Transportation –
Protection – Electrical Power indirectly support
survival and help to maintain a reasonable quality of life. We
should make an effort to explore each one of these “needs.” If
there’s no “Grid”, we’ll all be off the grid, and it will be
extremely difficult without preparation.
Physical Fitness. Easily
overlooked, but any program of preparation should have a physical
preparation component. Not necessarily the “I’m going to run a
half-marathon in six months” kind of preparation, but an effort to
keep physically fit, as well as taking care of any lingering or
chronic ailments. Everyone should do that anyway, and here is
another reason to take care of yourself. The more you can take care
of yourself, the less chance of becoming a burden to others. The
purpose of this exercise is for you to be able to protect and provide
for you and yours. Start with you.
Create a “Shadow Community”,
rather than relying on a commune concept. Though not very likely, it
may be some day necessary to create communes of sorts at some point.
The logistics, planning and organization of such a project are huge.
Cooperation between families and groups now will go a long way
towards making such a move possible if it becomes necessary. The
essential building blocks of trust between families or groups need to
be laid now should the coordinated movement and storage of resources
and supplies become necessary.
Concentration of resources.
Maintain a division of labor if possible. By this I mean that
although we all should strive to gain the references, resources,
knowledge and skills to be self-reliant, our ultimate goal has to be
the restoration of “normalcy.” At least “normal” as I see
it. That means humble, hard working folks coming together,
cooperating and doing what each does best, to help those in need,
finding causes greater than themselves, etc.
We should look to lessons from the
Amish & LDS’s. No need to re-invent the wheel here on some
of these things… There’s no need to accept the Mormon Faith and
doctrine as True Gospel in order to recognize the utility in their
food storage beliefs and system. It follows that one does not
necessarily need to store a year’s supply of food in order to feel
better and be more prepared for the future. A week, then two weeks,
then a month, then two months worth of supplies are the building
blocks to a secure future. We all must first work on our own
preparations, as well as encourage, support and assist those within
our respective groups.
Cooperative purchasing? This
needs to be talked about as part of the “shadow community”
concept. We can help each other now getting a leg up on collecting
and storing necessary “stuff.” What items? How much?
Limitations: We are limited by?
Finances. The fact is most of us do
not have the resources to prepare for “everything”. Some of us
will have a hard time preparing for even a mild upset of the daily
routine. That is no reason not to begin; in fact it’s every reason
Space. Where to put our “stuff?”
Geography/living conditions. Where we
live has everything to do with what we might prepare for, as well as
what we might do.
Culture – family & friends. The
ones who might be the first with words of derision at “the prepper”
would surely be the first to come knocking on the door if things were
to take a turn for the worse. Another reason I believe it important
to take care of yourself and immediate family first, before spreading
the “gospel of doom.”
Areas of Expertise Needed :
This knowledge is ideally required of everyone to varying degrees.
Each line item to follow needs to be further broken down &
explained in more detail. This is an overview only.
First and Foremost: A
reliable supply of potable water. There are several websites with
(how to store food), cooking, nutrition & exercise,
farming, hunting/trapping/fishing, canning, pickling, salting, -
Water & filtering system(s) Seeds - Heirloom/organic.
Take your time if you can and follow the following food storage
A few others that are good:
buildings/shelter, Safety & Security, Sanitation, Fuel Supplies,
Equipment & Supply Storage facilities/areas. (Where to
store food) Water & filtering systems(s), Inventory
Short Term needs, Long Term needs, Dental Care, Personal Hygiene,
medical equipment & supplies, Medical reference materials,
Evacuation Plans, Relocation - general & specific places, ways to
communicate between groups/friends & family, Charity,
Special Needs People:
Elderly, Children, and Handicapped.
Spiritual, Mental & Family
Support: Bible(s), basic Ecumenical Liturgy guide.
Children. Arts and music, Financial Preparedness.
Skills to Acquire: Same
as above: Each line item to follow needs to be further broken down &
explained in more detail. This is an overview only. I’d like some
other ideas in this category.
– collect the stuff you need. Could easily be broken down into
four distinct categories, and should be for instruction, but posted
as one for clarity here, as they all mean “food.”
Marksmanship – Protect and
keep the stuff you need
Medical/First Aid – Stay alive
so you can use the stuff you need
Carpentry – Shelter you &
the stuff you need.
Animal Husbandry – Some of the
stuff you need. Raising Animals specifically.
Mechanical Repairs – Engines
large and small, electric motors, pumps, mechanical assy’s &
systems, welding, etc.
Plumbing – How many people
know how to make a safe & workable “outhouse?” There’s
some science there besides digging a hole in the ground and putting a
little shed on top. The technology has been around for 1000’s of
years, & not one in a 1000 knows the science of it.
Electrical – So as to not
kill yourself trying to get that old generator in the garage up and
running. Will need the expertise to re-wire or reconfigure circuits
at the very least.
Canning – Requires a lot of
knowledge and work, but if long term problem occurs, will be almost
mandatory. Also in this category: Pickling & Salting.
Cooking – Might involve ways
to cook some interesting things! For those gastronomically
challenged, cook books galore are a must.
Seamstress – Wal-Mart is
Each of these disciplines/trades has
persons who are considered expert in their respective field. A goal
should be to find one for each listed above, as well as additional
areas deemed appropriate and listed, and have them prepare a short
lesson of the basics of each, some finer points of each, and how each
might be used for particular situations. By particular situations I
mean particular problems or “disasters” to be overcome, combined
with each person’s particular situation and skill level. Though
the information/situation combinations can be myriad, an overview of
each area’s importance should point us all in the direction of
further research needed.
Each discipline/trade should have an
abundance of written material. This material needs to be distributed
and stored by individuals, to be used in an emergency. One might not
be able to access the internet, or even a PC in certain
circumstances, and the information we’re sharing could be the
difference between life and death.
It will be clear right away that some
of these skills aren’t easy to acquire, reinforcing the idea of the
benefits of cooperation in this group. Each individual should take
time to develop as many skills as possible, and think about people
and/or situations that will take up the slack on areas that can’t
be mastered in any appreciable way.
Websites that address many of the
in no particular order :
Power off the Grid: If required to
generate your own power for an extended period of time:
Though this might seem paradoxical, I
would recommend having a generator that has only the capacity to
power up your absolute minimum needs. Here me out. You have your
choice of two generators: a 6500w and a 2500w. The 6500 might easily
power up most of your needs all at once, but will consume more than
twice the fuel in order to accomplish this. All portable generators
consume the same amount of fuel whether they’re working at 20% or
80% capacity. In a Down Grid situation, all fuels will quickly
become a finite source. I’d make sure I had enough power for the
well pump first, & worry about all the rest later. The pump
wouldn’t have to work continuously for certain as you will be able
to draw your water and store as deemed necessary. That amount of
power could easily run a freezer or furnace if deemed appropriate for
the situation. The main thought is you having a limited supply of
Solar Power systems:
Portable Solar power.
Thanks to Jim A. of the Middlesex County Tea Party Coalition for this document.
There is a possibility that the future for America and therefore the world, could be very bleak. Cable TV has been rife with talk lately about natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods or mass coronal ejections from the sun, impacting social services, communication and power grids which could force the people to provide for themselves or perish.
LEFTISTS, MARXISTS, COMMUNISTS and ISLAM
What does history tell us?
The possibility of horrendous events such as these have and will no doubt always exist. However, more than anytime in America's past there is a real and present danger in our near future, posed not from nature, but from man.
Every sane and rational person knows, Communism is a vile form of government which is for the most part devoid of God and morality. Hence one might see it as having very little in common with radical Islam. But, that would be a disastrous conclusion. According to many who are watching closely, people like Glenn Beck, Brad Thor and many others believe strongly that theses two diametrically opposed ideologies have joined forces in a common goal to defeat a larger enemy. America and the west.
If Christians, Jews and Americans, continue to look the other way and deny this war on our culture is in full stride, this country and the west will just be a footnote as the two forces, Islam and Communism finish the battle on each other, long after our annihilation. Then, with all sense of morality and humanism destroyed the group that will eventually control the world will be the one with the least compassion for life.
The longer term threat may be that of Islam, for sure the near term danger is from the left. If one has not noticed we have a Marxist in our White House. He has hired all manner of leftist, Communist people to advise and write law in the form of regulation.
Through out history, Marxists, Communists and the forms of dictatorial governments that evolve in support of them, have been successful at three things.
1) Keeping its citizens uneducated, uninformed and unarmed.
2) Keeping power at any cost and without regard to human misery or death.
3) Creating a ruling, political class of the true one percent while destroying initiative, productivity and private ownership of property or businesses for 99% of its population which lives in fear, hopelessness and poverty.
The useful idiots, the occupy types, will be dispensed with promptly and without mercy once their usefulness has ended. Those fools will join the others in the darkness of mass graves or the despair of concentration camps. As the lights dim on their dreams of sharing unearned wealth so will the understanding of just how the 1% of Communist rule deals with the unproductive.
Throughout history, Communist governments, regardless of how they get control, whether by revolution or the ballot, one constant remains. They will hang on to power, at any cost.
Leftist governments are responsible for hundreds of millions of deaths, of their own citizens. The list is endless, from Stalin, to Pol Pot, to Castro to Mau Ste Tung. The blood of their people, has been the fuel of their control.
The question could be asked, what does this have to do with us, here in America? Unfortunately, too much!
It is a fact that most of Obama's past has been successfully hidden, but his present is clear as a bell. Everything he has done, proves, without the slightest doubt that he is a Marxist and a Communist. It is clear he has been working not only with the Islamic world but national and global leftists to undermine and destroy America as we know it.
If world Communist organizations which have been behind getting this man into the White House, and after a century of trying to defeat the west, now finds itself in control of the most powerful entity the world has ever seen, it is doubtful they will just hand the keys back, willingly, and walk away.
So, are there are enough check points and laws that would prevent Obama from staying in office? America, in the past, has prevailed and we have always had a peaceful transition. But, have plans been formulated that could change the world?
The consequences of those who allowed the Constitution, forgeries, felonies
and the rule of law to be relegated to irrelevance may soon find out just what they
November is coming, will there be an election?
The answer to that depends on the polls and the confidence Obama has that he has spent enough money on ads and convincing enough "useful idiots" to vote for and re-elect him.
If he is certain the cheating he has instituted, the vote counters he has employed will be able to assure him a win. If that is not a guarantee, there is always the tried and true, October surprise.
It is a fact that no sitting US President running, for re-election has ever been defeated during a major conflict. This includes popular and unpopular wars. Lincoln -Civil War, Woodrow Wilson- WWI, FDR and Truman- WWII, Eisenhower was reelected as Korean war drew to an armistice but uncertain as to the end of hostilities, both Lyndon Johnson and Nixon were reelected during the Viet Nam war and finally George W Bush during Iraq and Afghanistan.
It is clear, without fail, if this country is at war, the American people will hold on to the sitting president. This fact is not lost on historians and it certainly is not lost on the occupiers of the White House in 2012.
There are countless hotbeds in this unstable world, many of which this administration, if it were not for the upcoming election, could not care less about. In fact, they are most likely thrilled with the advancement of both Communism and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Much of it has been made more dangerous by Obama's lack of any reasonable foreign policy. Just as it is clear that his economic policies have intentionally made things worse, could these "on the surface" foreign policy blunders actually have been planned to give any number of war options if needed in October?
Then there is a massive terror attack....
President Bush was never more popular than he was as a result of his handling of the terrorist attack on 9/11. This too is not lost on the leftists in this country. A major terror attack, at the right time, would create a cakewalk victory for any sitting president.
WHAT FORMS WOULD TERROR ATTACKS TAKE?
Of course, whatever the attack looked like, it would have to create enough mayhem or destruction that either the American people would line up behind our leader and assure his reelection or be so totally destructive that an election could not even take place.
1) Without a doubt, the most devastating would be an EMP
This is a weapon which would destroy every bit of communication, electric power, satellite, cable, wi-fi and the internet. Nothing electronic would survive. Even your car would not run. This weapon has been tested by every major power in the world and it is real. The electromagnetic pulse, EMP is produced by an upper atmosphere nuclear device. The physical damage of the detonation would be negligible, but the EMP would be devastating.
It appears that Iran has been testing simultaneous detonations via its missile systems. Why is that important? EMP weapons, in order to be effective must detonate, simultaneously in the atmosphere. This is what they have been testing.
The IAEA last November indicated that Iran had experimented with firing multiple detonators with a high level of simultaneity. The report also indicated that Iran, as early as 2003 began a large-scale experiment to initiate a high-explosive charge in the form of a hemispherical shell. This indicates work on a nuclear bomb of the EMP type.
This is further disturbing when one understands that Iran’s leaders are devout believers in the return of the 12th Imam of Mahdi. They believe that his return is imminent and they believe, and this is the scary part, that his return can be brought on by world conflagration, no matter its origin. They dream of his return and pray for it, for that is the time when all infidels, that’s us, will be wiped from the earth.
2) Power Grid Failure
With a little over 1200 large electric power plants in America, with just over 100 Nuclear and 400 large coal power plants, and almost all of them working to near capacity, a small percentage of plants going off line, unscheduled, would cause a major breakdown in the power grid across the country. If these plants were selected by calculation for the most damage, fewer than 20% would cause America to go dark as generator failures would cascade from New York to California.
A FEW DISTURBING FACTS
1) No permits for power plant upgrades have been issued for coal fired plants in 3 years
2) No coal fired plant construction has been approved in many years while hundreds have shut down.
3) While two nuclear designs have just been approved it will be ten years before all the regulations, tests, studies and construction are complete. Both of these permits were issued to the state of Georgia, just after they ignored facts about Obama's forgeries in an eligibility hearing.
4) This administration has forced many plants to shut down and more are closing everyday.
Could all the environmental hogwash be more than concern for the air and water? Could it be a ruse and cover for setting the power grid on a dangerous tipping point?
IF THIS IS POSSIBLE HOW COULD IT BE IMPLEMENTED?
As we all recall, just prior to the Occupier N Cheif getting elected he called for a "Civilian Security Force" just as well funded and equipped as our military. Was that just talk, or has he been implementing it?
Also, no one really knows how much or where the campaign contributions for his election came. No government agency would dare investigate since that would clearly indicate latent racism.
Some estimates suggested he collected almost one billion dollars more than he spent in 2008. What kind of security force could that kind of money buy? How many trained saboteurs could be placed in key locations? This is not an accusation, just a supposition.
Would any leftist leader really be capable of planning and plotting such calamity just to stay in control of the richest country in the world? The answer is, we don't know, but we can look at history. Leftists have done worse. Much worse.
While this and even more is possible, the reality is, it really is not probable. However, what if it does happen and we have not prepared? What if we were about to lose everything, friends, family property and we realize that we had considered the threat, but did nothing? What would the cost to prepare be, if nothing happens, in relation to the loss of everything, if something does?
DOES ALL OF THIS SOUND CRAZY? OR WOULD IT BE CRAZY NOT TO PREPARE?
Not many of us could imagine anyone or any government that would allow this to happen, much less cause it. We should all pray that this country could never produce such evil, but praying will not protect your family. Only preparation will.
Hitler murdered millions of his own citizens because of their religion, Stalin starved to death millions of his own people in the Ukraine, Poll Pot slaughtered millions for just doing business with the west, Castro murdered hundreds of thousands and imprisoned thousands more for refusing to become indoctrinated to communism, Mao Tse Tung did his people in, in numbers the world will never know, some estimates are in the hundreds of millions. What did each of these and several others have in common? They were leftists that would hold on to power, regardless of any cost.
GOVERNMENT RESPONSE AND/OR DETERRENCE
When there sits in the most powerful office the world has ever seen and that person, as well as those he has chosen to advise him, despises the law of our land, the Constitution and abhors the founding fathers who authored that document, it would not be a stretch to imagine that they would take absolute advantage of any catastrophe, manipulated, natural or terrorist inspired, and use it to hold on to power.
Martial Law, suspension of the constitution, temporarily of course they would tell us
, and canceling of the next election, until order and services are returned.
The destruction of our ability to generate power, obtain fuel as well as the continuing effort to disarm the American people, just might start to make a little sense.
We can pray its all just a coincidence or we can take steps needed to survive. Its up to each of us to prepare and be vigilant.
April 27, 2012 TPATH